The June Proceedings traditionally publishes extra coverage on submarines and submarine warfare. We feature each of the warfare communities during the year. This issue’s submarine offerings are wide-ranging—from the lead article by Vice Admiral James Foggo and Dr. Alarik Fritz identifying the current “Fourth Battle for the Atlantic,” to Lieutenant Jeff Vandenengel making a case for arming U.S. submarines with subsurface-to-air missiles, to Ensign Gavin Fuller outlining how the submarine has replaced the aircraft force in the U.S. fleet.
This issue also benefits from great content generated by the essay contests. The winner in the Enlisted Prize Essay Contest, sponsored with Textron Systems, advances a way naval professionals can help bridge the military-civilian gap at the grassroots level. The first winner of the NPS Foundation/U.S. Naval Institute Annual Essay Contest Award makes the case that offensive cyber operations are not what they are cracked up to be. And the Capstone Essay Contest gives voice to four newly commissioned offers in the Navy and Marine Corps.